I joined Black Emerald in 2012, working with Edd Higgs on lead guitar and vocals, and Simon Hall on vocals and bass.  Black Emerald perform around the country, and are a regular feature on underground metal radio stations and Youtube channels across the world.  Our style is a mix of Stoner and Doom with a progressive and heavy beat, influenced by early Black Sabbath and Clutch, but we throw in some Jimi Hendrix, The Melvins and a number of other bands for good luck.  However most reviewers say that our style is unique. We released our first album, 'Hell Can't Handle All of Us' to really great reviews in 2018 and off the back of the release we signed to one of the largest Rock and Metal Management agencies in the UK - Enso Music Management.  You can find out more about Black Emerald on our Facebook page. We have played the New Blood Stage at Bloodstock Open Air and the Rock Diabetes and Facebarmaggedon festivals. We've gigged with a number of really great bands like All At Sea UK, Beholder, Desert Storm, Evil Scarecrow, Fury, In Search of Sun, Metaprism, Svolk, Triaxis, Warlord UK and Witch Tripper My involvement, apart from drumming includes working with Edd on writing and recording (rhythm elements) and assisting with production work. We are endorsed by Zilla Custom speakers, Newtone Strings, the London Drumstick Company and Vocalzone.

BLACK EMERALD’S “Hell Can’t Handle All Of Us” is an alluring no holds barred take on Metal. There are elements in this album that will satisfy most Metalheads and Rockers a like....If you’re looking for something new with a dose of unique, check this one out.”

Jess - 08 March 2018